Climbing

Climbing Wall (Location: McPhee 210A)

Rising 65 linear feet including a corner, and standing approximately 28 feet high. The actual climbing surface area is approximately 2,500 square feet. The wall is open to faculty, staff, students, and the community. Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. An orientation class is required for first timers and a skills proficiency is required for experienced climbers.

Bouldering Wall (Location: Hilltop Recreation Center)

For climbing enthusiasts or those interested in learning, we have a fully operating climbing wall. With indoor and outdoor programs, you and your friends can sign up for classes to practice the basics, refine your skills or just have fun. Fees do apply. 

Classes

Orientation Class
The orientation class is designed for beginning climbers with no experience, or for those who need to refresh their skills. Instructors will focus on equipment care and use, belay mechanics, climbing commands, spotting, knots, an introduction to the rules of the wall, and a skills check.

Lead Climbing Class
The lead climbing class is required by all climbers who would like to participate in sport climbing on the UW-Eau Claire indoor climbing wall. Climbers will become familiar with UW-Eau Claire policy and procedures and safety specifics for sport climbing on an indoor wall.

Skills Check
The skills check is designed for experienced indoor climbers with knowledge of the fundamentals of climbing on an indoor wall. Participants must demonstrate the ability to use a harness correctly, tie-in using a figure 8 knot, communicate using proper climbing commands, and belay using safe and correct procedures.

Group Programs
Group programs are designed for interested parties seeking an opportunity to experience the art of indoor climbing. Groups will be instructed on the fundamentals of indoor climbing to include: climbing commands, knot craft, climbing techniques, and proper use of equipment. The program will include approximately a half hour of instruction and three hours of climbing.

Fees

Climbing Wall

  Daily Monthly Semester Academic Year
Student/Staff $5 $15 $30 $50
Community $10 $20 $50 $90

 Bouldering Wall- Free to UWEC students, staff and faculty

Daily Monthly Semester Academic Year
Community $10 $20 $50 $90

Bouldering Wall - Summer Membership Rates 2019

Daily Monthly 3 months (June 1 - August 31)
Community $5 $10 $25

Dual Membership Add-On- climbing Wall add-on includes Bouldering Wall

Semester Academic Year
Community $20 $35
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